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Teaching OB as Propaedeutic.

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Publication date2002
Host publicationEducational Innovation in Economics and Business VI: Teaching Today the Knowledge of Tomorrow
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)1-4020-0478-8
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This study analyses an introductory undergraduate course in OB. It discusses different views and assumptions about students, about the OB domain itself, and about pedagogical strategies. It argues that mainstream approaches are dominated by functionalist and structuralist models which limit the value of learning. We discuss a new course which takes a phenomenological and historical approach to introducing students to the academic concerns of thinking about management and organisations.